ground ivy


: a trailing European mint (Glechoma hederacea) naturalized in North America with rounded leaves and purplish flowers

Examples of ground ivy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many weeds, such as creeping Charlie (also called ground ivy), dandelions and quack grass, are perennial, meaning their root systems survive throughout the winter to send up those new shoots in spring. Beth Botts,, 3 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ground ivy was in the 14th century

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“Ground ivy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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